When Snoop Dogg appeared on AEW Dynamite in January hitting a Frog Splash on Serpentico, the wrestling world stood stunned, amazed and hugely entertained.
However, despite Snoop’s antics being a hit with fans at home, it appears that WWE were less than impressed with the rappers appearance.
Speaking to Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning podcast, Snoop revealed that WWE “felt some type of way” about his involvement, before explaining why he appeared on the show.
“They felt some type of way,”
“Let me tell you this, Snoop Dogg ain’t no wrestler. He’s bigger than that. You gotta understand that. This is the dynamics of what happened: I had a show on TBS called Go-Big Show. So, Cody Rhodes was one of the judges on the show, and he’s one of the top dogs at AEW. So, as a promotional vehicle for the gig, I went on AEW.”
The rap star who has sold over 37 million albums over the course of a near 30-year career, added that WWE said they were going to “push pause” on him. However, he said that the company were soon back in touch, saying that they needed him for a video game. The game in question is thought to be WWE 2K22.
“‘Hey, you f***ing with them? We got to push pause on your ass for a minute,’” Snoop said of WWE’s reaction. “So, I say, ‘cool.’ They pushed pause for about two weeks, and then they say, ‘Hey man, we got this video game and we need you.’ Well, you know what? Since y’all told me to push pause, that’ll be double.”
The rapper has a long standing relationship with WWE going back to 2008. The Gin and Juice star served as the master of ceremonies for the Lumberjill Match between Maria & Ashley and Melina & Beth Phoenix at WrestleMania 24. Snoop retuned a year later as a guest host of Monday Night RAW.
Snoop Dogg was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.